Get Tech-Savvy at Free Classes

Posted on 07/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events AARP Illinois has teamed up with Microsoft Corp. to offer free computer classes for AARP members. Held at the Microsoft store in Oak Brook, the two-hour classes provide a basic introduction to various programs. Topics include Windows 8.1, PC and online safety, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and photography. Microsoft supplies classroom computers, but participants are welcome to bring in their laptops. “This is a great opportunity for members to update their computer skills—whether to brush up a résumé, put their household …

Welcome to Ideas@50+

Posted on 06/17/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

Events Join us this September 4-6 in beautiful San Diego and be one of the first to attend this new annual experience. It’s your opportunity to engage and network with today’s most interesting thinkers and experts in Health & Wellness, Money & Work, Technology & Innovation and Travel & Lifestyle. Enjoy three days of provocative discussions on trends, share ideas and walk away with practical options for your own life. Ideas@50+ is everything you love about AARP events…and so much more. …

AARP Ragnar Runs on Real Possibilities

Posted on 06/9/2014 by | AARP Experience Corps | Comments

Events It’s 4am on Friday, June 6th. I’m in a hotel room in Madison, Wisconsin, preparing to hit the road for 196.1 miles of running back to Chicago. I will split that distance with 30 or so of my best AARP friends. This is part of race series called “Ragnar Relays“. By my count, we have people from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, South Dakota, Texas, The District of Columbia, West Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, Arizona, Kansas, and who knows where else. We’ve …

Get Your Free Tickets to the Second Wind Tour in Chicago!

Posted on 04/28/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Events     We have FREE  tickets available for the Second Wind Tour coming to Chicago on Tuesday, May 6th. The tour, inspired by Dr. Bill Thomas’ new book, will offer a unique theater experience blending the spoken word, innovative set design, film, and music to start a conversation about “life after adulthood.” The Second Wind Tour is visiting 25 cities this spring to offer audiences powerful insights into slower, deeper, more connected ways of living and working. Each half-day performance will feature two acts. Act 1, Reflect, will …

Are You A Woman Looking For A Job? Don’t Miss This Event!

Posted on 01/23/2014 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Events Hey there everyone! Heads up on a really great event coming up next week in Skokie! Details below…and full release here  Career, employment, and image communication experts will convene at the DoubleTree Hotel in Skokie at 5:30 pm on Thursday, January 30 for Getting Older, Getting Hired, an event designed to assist women “age 50-strong” gain employment in an evolving marketplace. Presented by JVS Chicago in partnership with Dress for Success Worldwide, The Image Studios and  AARP Illinois, the event …

Medicare: Today…..And Tomorrow?

Posted on 12/3/2013 by | AARP Illinois | Comments

Events Hi blog readers!  It’s Heather Heppner with the AARP Illinois Communications Team back with your Tuesday health care blog post.  This week, I’m highlighting an event that we have coming up on December 9th.  If you’re interested in a policy discussion about the future of Medicare, I encourage you to join us! AARP, WLS 890AM and the Union League Club of Chicago are joining together to host “Medicare: Today….And Tomorrow?”  – a panel discussion about the future of Medicare – …